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Sapna Kudchadkar, MD

Sapna Ravi Kudchadkar, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Female

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Expertise

Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Delirium, Pediatric Airway Disorders, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Critical Care, Sleep Medicine

Biography

Sapna Kudchadkar, MD is assistant professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kudchadkar earned her bachelors degrees in both biochemistry and French at Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1999. She went on to attend University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she earned her MD in 2003 and completed an internship with the Open Society Institute Soros Community Health Program. Her work with the OSI focused on health advocacy for women and children from immigrant families affected by domestic violence. She went on to complete residencies in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Children''s Center and in Anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by clinical fellowships in Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Anesthesiology.  Her clinical practice is devoted to the care of critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and operating room. Kudchadkar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Anesthesiology, and is board certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Combining her expertise in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and passion for pediatric public health, Dr. Kudchadkar embarked on a clinician-scientist career as a KL2 Clinical Research Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In April 2013 she was awarded the Alfred Sommer Scholar award at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , given to Ph.D. candidates "who exemplify scientific excellence, energy, ambition, political acumen and a determination to change the world" through public health research. Her primary research focus is the role of sleep disturbances as modulator of outcomes in critically ill children, and the effects of sleep promotion, sedation optimization and delirium prevention in the management of children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. She is also investigating the effects of critical illness on sleep-wake cycles during short and long-term recovery using actigraphy, and the potential links between sleep disturbances and neuroinflammation in the developing brain. Dr. Kudchadkar has initiated quality improvement initiatives for rehabilitation of critically ill children in the PICU, and is actively involved in ongoing education in pediatric difficult airway management through the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Difficult Airway Task Force.

 

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Kannada

Memberships

Professional Societies

2006-present    American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow

                        -Critical Care section member

2009-present    Society of Critical Care Medicine

                         -Pediatric section member

2009-present    Society of Pediatric Anesthesia

                         -Education Committee Member

                          -Research Committee Member

2010-present    American Society of Anesthesiology

 2012-present    American Delirium Society

                         -Research Committee Member (Appointed)

2014-present    Society for Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine

                          -Pediatric Sleep Committee (Appointed)

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine ( Chicago IL) (2003)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (2009)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (2008)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics ( Baltimore MD) (2006)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (2011)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (2012)
    • General, American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (2010)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (2006)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=IMY9fAIAAAAJ&hl=en

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=kudchadkar+s

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

     1999: William Greenleaf Eliot Distinguished Leadership and Service Award, Washington University in St. Louis

     2001:Soros Foundation Open Society Fellowship Award

     2003:  American College of Physicians (ACP) National Medical Student Poster Winner

     2003:  American Medical Women’s Association Leadership Award

     2010:  Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Research Fellowship Grant

     2010:  Best Poster- 12th Annual Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Research Day

     2011:   American Thoracic Society Fellow Travel Award

     2011:   Johns Hopkins KL2 Clinical Research Scholars Award

     2011:   NIH Extramural Pediatric Loan Repayment Program (LRP)  Award

     2012:   Alfred Sommer Scholar Award-Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation, Johns Hopkins                           Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Videos & Media +

    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    20 questions with Sapna Kudchadkar: Combined Training in Pediatrics & Anesthesiology: http://www.studentdoctor.net/2013/01/20-questions-sapna-kudchadkar-md/

    Sommer Scholars Program: http://www.jhsph.edu/admissions/scholarships/institutional-scholarships/sommer-scholars/scholars/?scholars=360&type=new

    Better Zzzs, Less Delirium for Young Patients: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/publications/hopkins_medicine_magazine/features/delirium

     

  • Upcoming Events +
  • Contact & Locations +

    Department/Division

    • Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine

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